Maybe it’s because I am a Dad of two beautiful kids, but I love a newborn photo shoot! Newborn babies make for such gorgeous photography subjects, especially when an older sibling stays for a few photos too!
Babies grow up way too fast so a newborn photo shoot is the perfect way to capture those early moments when Bub is tiny, cute and not yet mobile!
Early one January morning I headed to Red Hill to capture Penelope, a beautiful new arrival who made this job far too easy, and a lot of fun! Her big Sister and Dad stayed for a few family photos before having to dash off to work and daycare, leaving Penelope time for some beautiful solo newborn photos.
A sleeping baby is a photogenic baby and happily Penelope slept for a good portion of her newborn photo shoot! It allowed us to switch backgrounds and poses and meant we spent more time photographing and less time settling!
A good hint for a successful newborn photo shoot is to ensure Bub is well fed and warm when I arrive as this helps baby sleep! It is always nice to get a few open eye photos too (and a smiling photo is the Holy Grail!), but its the sleeping shots that often work best.
We have a great selection of baskets, blankets and wraps, but we always feel it is nice to have some unique touches to your photo shoot so we openly welcome outfits, toys and props. We also travel to you so Bub doesn’t feel unsettled, and it means you have those spare nappies and outfits on hand!
Our Newborn Photography Packages start at $349.00 for a 2-hour shoot which includes your high resolution images, without any compulsory minimum spend or photo ordering!
I truly adore doing baby photography! Maybe it is because I have two babies of my own (OK, they are 6 and 2 years old now, so maybe they are not exactly babies anymore!) but to photograph those beautiful little bundles of joy, and to capture their gorgeous innocence and cuteness is a privilege I will never take for granted!
And beautiful little Xavier was no exception! Like all babies, he was curious as to who this strange-sounding guy was when I turned up but he soon got used to me and slept. I always say that during a typical two hour newborn photo shoot, if we have an hour for photography and an hour for feeding/crying/changing/soothing etc, then we are doing pretty well!
We managed to get a fantastic mix of photos with Xavier and got some of him awake, some with Mum and Dad, and some of him looking incredibly cute and beautiful curled up and snoozing on his own!
I always like to get some close-up shots too, to highlight their beautiful little hands, feet and ears. Trust me when I say this: they don’t stay that little for long!
We have two options for baby photography and newborn photo shoots; come to our studio in Alexandra Hills or we can come to you! We will bring along some blankets, baskets and wraps, and by all means feel free to bring along a change or two of clothes and some toys or props!
A two-hour newborn package starts at $299 (including your high resolution images on a disc!), and you can get more information at the below link!
They always say never work with children and animals, but quite frankly neither bothers me in the slightest, especially when the children are as awesome and well behaved as Gyorgyi’s four kids! I was in Heritage Park to capture some family photographs, and I knew with a welcome as warm as that, it was going to be a great family portrait session!
I headed to their beautiful house in Heritage Park early one warm morning and was greeted by three beaming and cheeky smiles! I grabbed some photos of the kids on the stairs first – an impromptu game of ‘Peekaboo’ raised a few smiles and laughs; even from Mum and dad!
Gyorgyi and Roman’s newborn son joined us for a few shots – what a well behaved little boy he is! And so easy to photograph! Newborn photography shoots are usually punctuated by tears but we didn’t have any at all!
He slept the whole time, and even allowed Mum to change his clothes and get some nudey shots! He wasn’t overly keen on the baskets (Gyorgyi had brought some of her own – it’s always nice to have some new props to photograph!) so we let him chill on the blankets instead!
Roman had to work that day so we worked quickly and got some great family photographs. The kids were especially well behaved and keen to have their photo taken and they didn’t even tire or get bored as we progressed through the morning!
I love close up shots – capturing the details on a newborn photo shoot – and can this little dude grip on to Mum’s hand!
In general the more people there are in a photo the more challenging it becomes! Blinking becomes more prevalent of course, but these guys rocked!
We grabbed some photos on the stairs, the couch and then headed outside to a fantastic mango tree.
Hi Andy, thanks for the photos, they look very good, I already heave done a bunch of printouts.
But altogether thank you for your service, you jumped even with such a short notice. Gyorgyi
Maybe it’s because I’m a Dad that I love doing newborn photography so much! Or maybe it’s just because squishy newborn babies are just so cute and much fun to photograph!
Melissa and Zane emailed me a few weeks ago asking if I was free to photograph their beautiful new arrival – and just how beautiful is she!
And she was so well behaved too! She didn’t mind having a stranger taking baby photos, and even slept most of the time! Melissa did very well and made my job a lot easier well by having the room nice and warm and she had given her beautiful girl a good feed before I got there!
How incredibly beautiful does she look with the make-up brush and Mum’s pearls?!
And this must be the bravest thing I have ever seen! Melissa even brought out her beautiful silk wedding dress for some shots! Happily it remained unharmed!
Melissa and Zane got married a year ago so their wedding rings were brought out for a few photos! What an incredible selection of photographs they will have from this last twelve months: wedding photos and newborn photos! I know I’m biased but I really can’t emphasise the importance of capturing these milestones – having a family portrait photography session once a year really does allow you to look back in years to come and remember more clearly what everyone looked like and how everyone’s changed!
Everyone loves baby photos: babies are tiny, cute and gorgeous so it is little surprise that every parent loves receiving beautiful photos of their baby a few weeks after their arrival!
Happily Naz and Mohammed were well prepared and got in touch a few weeks before Medinah’s arrival to arrange a photo shoot for when she was just a few days old. Well how cute does she look! We did some studio photos with the family and got some beautiful baby photos using my props: baskets, blankets, and wraps. For around ten minutes! They say you should never work with babies – but sometimes that’s just part of the fun! Medinah had other plans that day and wasn’t as interested in having her photo taken as Mum and dad were!
We persevered and got some absolutely beautiful shots but maybe not as many as we would have liked so a week or two later I was back and what a difference a week makes!
Medinah already looked bigger and more alert but happily she was sleeping. We managed to get the majority of the cute sleeping baby photos you see here, but then she decided to see what the fuss was all about!
Her big brown eyes make for gorgeous portrait photos and I think my faves are actually the ones where she is awake!
Naz had some lovely props too – headbands, wraps and clothing – so we had a bit of a dress up and grabbed some photos as we went.
And no newborn photo shoot is complete without the details – we grabbed some photos of Medinah’s tiny feet and hands.
Medinah was so well behaved and didn’t cry once – I think she must have been used to the limelight by then! The morning went so well and we got some amazing baby photos:) Until next time, guys! 😉